Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst has announced the full Senate committee assignments for the 83rd Texas Legislature.

Senator Ken Paxton of McKinney, representing District 8, was named vice-chair of the Transportation Committee. He was also named to the Education, Jurisprudence, Government Organization and Intergovernmental Relations Committees.

Senator Craig Estes, whose District 30 represents parts of northern and eastern Collin County, was named as chair of the Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security Committee and the vice-chair of the Natural Resources Committee. Estes is also on the Business & Commerce and Finance Committees.

The list of all committees appears below (only last names are listed):

ADMINISTRATION
Eltife, Chair
Uresti, Vice-Chair
Carona
Hancock
Whitmire
Williams
Zaffirini

AGRICULTURE,
RURAL AFFAIRS
& HOMELAND SECURITY

ESTES, Chair
Uresti, Vice-Chair
Hegar
Hinojosa
Schwertner

BUSINESS & COMMERCE
Carona, Chair
Taylor, Vice-Chair
Eltife
ESTES
Hancock
Lucio
Van de Putte
Watson
Whitmire

CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Whitmire, Chair
Huffman, Vice-Chair
Carona
Hinojosa
Patrick
Rodriguez
Schwertner

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Deuell, Chair
Hancock, Vice-Chair
Birdwell
Davis
Eltife
Fraser
Watson

EDUCATION
Patrick, Chair
Lucio, Vice-Chair
Campbell
Duncan
PAXTON
Seliger
Taylor
Van de Putte
West

FINANCE
Williams, Chair
Hinojosa, Vice-Chair
Deuell
Duncan
Eltife
ESTES
Hegar, Subcom. Chair
Huffman
Lucio
Nelson
Patrick
Seliger
West
Whitmire
Zaffirini

GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION
Zaffirini, Chair
Schwertner, Vice-Chair
Birdwell
PAXTON
Rodriguez
Taylor

HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Nelson, Chair
Deuell, Vice-Chair
Huffman
Nichols
Schwertner
Taylor
Uresti
West
Zaffirini

HIGHER EDUCATION
Seliger, Chair
Watson, Vice-Chair
Birdwell
Duncan
Patrick
West
Zaffirini

INTERGOVERNMENTAL
RELATIONS

Hinojosa, Chair
Nichols, Vice-Chair
PAXTON
Taylor

JURISPRUDENCE
West, Chair
Rodriguez, Vice-Chair
Campbell
Carona
Hancock
PAXTON

NATURAL RESOURCES
Fraser, Chair
ESTES, Vice-Chair
Deuell
Duncan
Ellis
Eltife
Hegar
Hinojosa
Nichols
Seliger
Uresti

NOMINATIONS
Hegar, Chair
Campbell, Vice-Chair
Carona
Fraser
Nelson
Watson

OPEN GOVERNMENT
Ellis, Chair
Davis, Vice-Chair
Nelson
Seliger
Williams

STATE AFFAIRS
Duncan, Chair
Deuell, Vice-Chair
Ellis
Fraser
Huffman
Lucio
Nichols
Van de Putte
Williams

TRANSPORTATION
Nichols, Chair
PAXTON, Vice-Chair
Campbell
Davis
Ellis
Hancock
Patrick
Uresti
Watson

VETERANS AFFAIRS
& MILITARY INSTALLATIONS

Van de Putte, Chair
Birdwell, Vice-Chair
Campbell
Davis
Rodriguez